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Through The Lens - S01E13: Andre Turpin - Full Episode - Craft Truck

Through The Lens - S01E13: Andre Turpin - Full Episode - Craft Truck | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it
Not afraid to get his hands dirty, and also not afraid of being a genuine artist, Andre Turpin genuinely loves what he does and loves the craft of film.
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One of my favorite and most-underrated DPs, his fantistic work on "Maelstrom" and "Incendies" still shines.

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Lots of Game Changing Handheld Camera Stabilization Systems Out There: : Cinescopophilia

Lots of Game Changing Handheld Camera Stabilization Systems Out There: : Cinescopophilia | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it
Guys have made the cross over to making flight rigs, to making handheld camera stabilization systems using RC components. Sound familiar?
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This is really good news for cinematographers, can't aford  the $15K Movi? no prolem in a year there will be plenty of DIY or cheaper options.

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Canon Rumors

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Canon develops 35mm FF sensor for video

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Finally! the day is here!

 

"Thanks to these technologies, the sensor facilitates the shooting of clearly visible video images even in dimly lit environments with as little as 0.03 lux of illumination, or approximately the brightness of a crescent moon—a level of brightness in which it is difficult for the naked eye to perceive objects. When recording video of astral bodies, while an electron-multiplying CCD,*2 which realizes approximately the same level of perception as the naked eye, can capture magnitude-6 stars, Canon’s newly developed CMOS sensor is capable of recording faint stars with a magnitude of 8.5 and above."

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How to Repair Rolling Shutter in Adobe Premiere Pro

How to Repair Rolling Shutter in Adobe Premiere Pro | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it
Fix rolling shutter issues in Adobe Premiere Pro! Have footage that is distorted from camera motion? We show you how to use Premiere Pro's rolling shutter tools to quickly improve your image quality.
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Lot of people these days are shooting with DSLRs, so this is very handy fix for rolling shuter issues (specifically with semi-quick pans).

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Zeiss Contax Lenses: Resolution and Physical Characteristics. By Matthew Jeppsen

Zeiss Contax Lenses: Resolution and Physical Characteristics. By Matthew Jeppsen | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it

Posted by Matthew Jeppsen on February 8, 2013 • 


"This is Part II of my three part series on Zeiss/Contax lenses for video.

In my Part I article, I discussed cost and feasability considerations in regards to these lenses, and offered a few tips on how to shop for a set of your own Zeiss Contax lenses. In this Part II article, I’ll discuss resolution charts and my notes on how the lenses perform at various apertures. I’ll also discuss about the handling and aesthetic reasons why I chose to build my lens set around Contax.

My forthcoming Part III article will delve a little more into the look of a Zeiss/Contax lens, the aesthetic it lends to the image. I will include a few examples of bokeh and flare characteristics at certain apertures. Onward…

 

Resolution Performance
Here is a ZIP file of full-quality PNG framegrabs of a DSC Labs resolution chart, that show the performance of these Zeiss/Contax lenses on a Canon C300 camera. For comparison, I have included resolution frames of the Canon 85/1.8 and 50/1.4.

 

Some observations on resolution performance:"

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Upstream Color: Theatrical Trailer

In Theaters April 5, 2013 http://UpstreamColor.com http://twitter.com/UpstreamColor http://facebook.com/UpstreamColor
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Shane Carruth's (Primer) new film looks fantastic, will be out in April. Director-cinametographer/editor: shanecarruth.com
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48fps: how we accidentally invented Impressionist filmmaking

48fps: how we accidentally invented Impressionist filmmaking | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it
My first ever camera was a matte gray Panasonic Lumix point-and-shoot. It had eight or so megapixels, a dozen scene modes, and a way to style my shots in either sepia or black and white. I...
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Interesting article on HFR

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News: World’s First Arri Alexa M 3D Feature Film

News: World’s First Arri Alexa M 3D Feature Film | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it
Veteran film director Jean-Pierre Jeunet (‘Amelie’ / ‘Delicatessen’) has embraced 3D technology for his upcoming film “The Young and Prodigious Spivet.” Cinematographer Thomas Hardmeier, AFC (‘22 Bullets’) is lensing the project that is currently shooting in Alberta and Quebec, Canada
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Rosco View: New frontier polarizing tools for filmmakers that increase speed and save money | Hurlbut Visuals

Rosco View: New frontier polarizing tools for filmmakers that increase speed and save money | Hurlbut Visuals | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it

This is a huge time saver for any cinematographer.

The Rosco View has increased my speed on location tenfold. Innovation, creation. I love what I do.

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Color Grading with the new DSC Labs OneShot - An essential tool for digital cinematography

Color Grading with the new DSC Labs OneShot - An essential tool for digital cinematography | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it
The best way to reproduce color accurately is to have a color reference in the shot with known colors on it. This chart does just that.

In the old days we shot an 18% gray card to tell a film dailies timer where we wanted our exposure placed and what color we wanted dailies to be. Now that film is being replaced by HD a simple gray card is no longer enough, because while film colors are fixed by emulsion video colors are not. A gray card in video doesn’t communicate anything about accurate color. That’s why I designed the DSC Labs OneShot dailies reference chart.


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John Brawley posts new Blackmagic Cinema Camera footage | EOSHD.com

John Brawley posts new Blackmagic Cinema Camera footage | EOSHD.com | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it

Exciting times!

 

Please note the compression and noise is from Vimeo not the camera John Brawley has some new Blackmagic footage for us.

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The End of Cinema: On Hou Hsiao-hsien's Good Men, Good Women

The End of Cinema: On Hou Hsiao-hsien's Good Men, Good Women | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it

Part of the fun of Good Men, Good Women is piecing together the narrative as it unfolds.  Hou Hsiao-hsien doesn't exactly withhold information, but rather, like in his previous film The Puppetmaster, he tends to explain events only after they've gone on long enough that, if you've made the effort, you've probably figured out what's happening anyway.  So, be warned that there will be spoilers here as I'm going to try to sketch out the different layers of a narrative that folds the past and present in on themselves and reflects them back out again like a disco ball.

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Cinematographers Talk about their Cannes Films & ARRI Alexa Cameras

Cinematographers Talk about their Cannes Films & ARRI Alexa Cameras | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it
Cinematographers Karim Hussain & Erol Zubcevic talking about the movies they worked on & their decisions for choosing the ARRI Alexa camera.
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¿Porqué ARRI ALEXA?

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Magic Lantern

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Bringing advanced filmmaking and photographic features to the Canon Digital EOS family.

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This is huge news for Canon 5D MK2/3 shooters: "Recent RAW data developments have led to the discovery of the 14bit RAW stream in LiveView. DNG pics with no shutter action now possible on the 5D2 and 5D3!" via Magic Lantern's FB page

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Convergent Design Odyssey7 and Odyssey7Q OLED Monitors: : Cinescopophilia

Convergent Design Odyssey7 and Odyssey7Q OLED Monitors: : Cinescopophilia | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it
Convergent Design have announced two new 7.7” OLED monitor/recorders called the Odyssey7 and Odyssey7Q.
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Pretty awesome, both ext recorder and monitor

"The Odyssey family is a professional 7.7” OLED monitor with high-end monitor features, including Waveform, Zebras, Histogram, Vectorscope, Focus Assist, False Color, Timecode Display and Audio Level Meters, and 1:1 Pixel mode. Odyssey7 includes HDMI I/O, and SD/HD/3G-SDI I/O; in both single and dual link configurations. As you have come to expect from Convergent Design, Odyssey is low power, lightweight and comes in a rugged magnesium case."

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Cameras Used In The End Of Watch Movie: : Cinescopophilia

Cameras Used In The End Of Watch Movie: : Cinescopophilia | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it
End of Watch is a glimpse into the lives of two cops in South Central LA. It's also a showcase of the talents of the Radiant Images cameras.
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Roman Vasyanov's POV shots are amazing in The End Of Watch using the SI-2K Nano camera, good read .

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Technicolor and Autodesk Partner in Development Effort (Exclusive)

Technicolor and Autodesk Partner in Development Effort (Exclusive) | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it
Technicolor -- led by the vision of its Steve Scott, one of Hollywood’s most respected colorists -- has entered into an agreement with software developer Autodesk to bring together tools used in digital compositing and color grading.
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This is pretty much a grading tool geared towards DPs working on films with VFX, can both do pre/post-grading & compositing, should be interesting

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Holy Motors. By Caroline Champetier, Cinematographer AFC (06:22)

Posted by Cinefii on January 22, 2013 • 


Kaleidoscope. "Holy Motors is the latest weird and wonderful offering from director Leos Carax, with images that remain in your mind. Cinematographer Caroline Champetier AFC talks about her work on the movie, and reveals “The camera is part of me, and I am part of the camera.”


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Canon Cinema Primes vs. Canon L Series

This is a comparison and test shoot of Canon's new Cinema Primes versus Canon's revered L series still photography lenses. Shot on a Canon C300.
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Best Lens review you've watched ... ever :) (NSFW)

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How Steven Spielberg’s Cinematographer Got These Eleven Shots

How Steven Spielberg’s Cinematographer Got These Eleven Shots | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it

From Lincoln to A.I. to Schindler's List., fantastic piece by the famed DP Janusz Kaminski

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Fuji Ceasing Motion Picture Film Production, Kodak is on Life Support. Is Celluloid Done For? - NoFilmSchool

These days, no DP practically shoots motion pictures on film anymore ...

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Exclusive – Canon confirm 1D C 4K DSLR is identical hardware to a 1D X | EOSHD.com

Exclusive – Canon confirm 1D C 4K DSLR is identical hardware to a 1D X | EOSHD.com | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it

This is seriously flawed business practice, a $6K firmware update!

 

Canon confirmed me today the 1D C 4K DSLR is a 1D X with a firmware update.

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DSC-RX1 official sample video - Sony's new FF P&S camera looks good

Sony's new Full Frame P&S camera with Zeiss 35mm T2 lens looks pretty good even though it 720p, such a compact size would bring endless possibilities, priced $2800 US.

Actually shot with Sony DSC-RX1 - the World's first compact digital camera with Full-Frame sensor.

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Blackmagic Acquires Assets of Film Scanner Maker Cintel

Blackmagic Acquires Assets of Film Scanner Maker Cintel | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it
The postproduction equipment maker -- which recently made noise with the surprise unveiling of a $3,000 digital cinema camera -- is exploring how it might make film products more accessible to movie makers.
Privately-owned postproduction technology company Blackmagic Design continued its acquisition streak by purchasing the assets of Cintel International, a maker of motion picture film scanners and related tools.

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The Five C’s of Cinematography at FreshDV

The Five C’s of Cinematography at FreshDV | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it

Let's not forget about the most important aspect of Cinematography: The Story. 

Good refresher.

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